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Tuesday Releases: Moffie

MOFFIEShout Factory | 2019 | 104 min | Not RatedDirected by Oliver Hermanus BR: $18.98DVD: $15.98 BR: $17.99DVD: $13.99 BR: $17.99DVD: $13.99 BR: $17.99DVD: $13.99 BR: $—DVD: $12.96 OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS The year is 1981 and South Africa’s white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the southern Angolan border. Like all white boys over the age of 16, Nicholas van der Swart must … Read More Tuesday Releases: Moffie

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Criterion: January 2022 Titles Announced

THE CELEBRATION Denmark | 1998 | 105 min | Color | DanishDirected by Thomas VinterbergSPINE #1108 ** AVAILABLE JANUARY 11th 2022 ** <<< BLU-RAY >>> The Danish Dogme 95 movement that struck world cinema like a thunderbolt began with The Celebration, the international breakthrough by Thomas Vinterberg, a lacerating chamber drama that uses the economic and aesthetic freedoms of digital video to achieve annihilating … Read More Criterion: January 2022 Titles Announced

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Oscars Watch: 14th Annual Cinema Eye Honors

The 14th annual Cinema Eye Honors were announced this week, focusing on non-fiction films and those behind them. When comparing the winners to the Academy’s shortlist for Best Documentary Feature, there’s quite a few films that match up. Not necessarily an iron clad predictor, it does shed some light on what’s coming across with a voting body. “Collective,” which was highly touted by the … Read More Oscars Watch: 14th Annual Cinema Eye Honors

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

DOCUMENTARY feature SHORTLIST: “All In: The Fight for Democracy” “Boys State” “Collective” “Crip Camp” “Dick Johnson Is Dead” “Gunda” “MLK/FBI” “The Mole Agent” “Notturno” “My Octopus Teacher” “The Painter and the Thief” “76 Days” “Time” “The Truffle Hunters” “Welcome to Chechnya” Today, the Academy announced the shortlist for the Best Documentary Feature category as part of the delayed 93rd Academy Awards. Starting as two … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 238 Documentary Features Eligible for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

Narrowing 238 documentary features down to 15 seems like an almost impossible task. Someday I’d really like to talk to the Academy members whose job it is to whittle them down. Instead of just picking the five I think will get Oscar nominations, I decided to expand and guess the 15 documentaries that will be shortlisted next week. I broke them into three different … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 238 Documentary Features Eligible for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Watch: 36th Annual International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards

The Barack and Michelle Obama produced documentary “Crip Camp” was the big winner of the 36th IDA Documentary Awards, which also ended up winning the ABC News VideoSource Award. The Netflix documentary is about a group of disabled teens in the 1970s attending a New York summer camp who eventually turn themselves into activists for the disability rights movement. The Amazon Studios documentary “Time,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 36th Annual International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards